Newcastle Writers Festival 2014 - Angela Savage

Since my last post, I attended the Newcastle Writers Festival from 4-6 April. Run entirely by volunteers, including Director Rosemarie Milson, the festival was exciting, inspiring well organised and hospitable, with excellent chairing and great venues.

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Philip Nitschke tips a full house at Newcastle Writers Festival - The Newcastle Herald

Dr Nitschke said he was expecting an enthusiastic response to the Exit euthanasia workshop following his participation at the Newcastle Writers Festival being held at City Hall over the weekend.

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Family Festival Hub at Newcastle Writers Festival - The Mummy Project

The Kids Program of the Newcastle Writers Festival finished on a high yesterday with the Family Festival Hub. Loads of families turned out to enjoy stories and art in and around Newcastle City Library. Local authors such as Leila Rudge, Deborah Kelly and Ted Prior entertained the crowds with readings.

See more at: http://themummyproject.com/family-festival-hub-newcastle-writers-festival/ 

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Newcastle Writers Festival by Lizzie Wilcock

The second Newcastle Writers Festival has just wrapped up and it has been amazing! The organizers did a fabulous job and provided so much variety in content. As someone who used to travel to the Sydney Writers Festival in May each year, and I’ve even done the Brisbane and Melbourne ones a few times, it was so nice to have one in my home town.

Read the full article: http://lizziewilcock.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/newcastle-writers-festival-2/

At the Newcastle Writers Festival - by Ryan O'Neill

Last week I appeared on a panel at the Newcastle Writer’s Festival with Maria Takolander and Abbas El-Zein to talk about short stories. The panel was called ‘Nowhere to Hide’ and was hosted by Karen Crofts, who started off the panel with some great questions, before giving the bulk of the one hour session to the audience for question time.

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Newcastle Writers Festival turns the page on a new era Media launch and release of ticketed events

Newcastle Writers Festival turns the page on a new era Media launch and release of ticketed events

The first chapter of what organisers expect to be an annual success story will be written in April when more than 50 Australian writers participate in the inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival. Many topics and literary genres, including crime, climate change, horror, romance, poetry and history, will be explored by some of this country’s best-known writers in a diverse range of mostly free events.

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